Zombies to demand health care at Schakowsky Town Hall Forum


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Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky will hold a Health Care Town Hall Forum in the Niles West High School Auditorium at 5701 Oakton Street in Skokie, and zombies will be there to protest and demand Universal Health Care.

The Zombies, part of the group "Universal Single Payer Health Care is the Only Way to Stop the Zombie Apocalypse" plans to use a mix of humor, street theater, irony and activism to promote Health Care Reform that includes a government run health insurance program that covers all Americans.

Zombie movies, such as George Romero's Night of the Living Dead, Shaun of the Dead, and 21 Days Later have always included progressive social satire, and the activists view themselves as continuing that traditionvin a critique of the private health insurance companies ability to stopvthe spread of infectious diseases. When sick people are unable to afford insurance or a doctor, their infection is not treated and they are ablevto spread their disease elsewhere.

As one zombie said, "yaaaargh, braaaains! Neeeed Healthcaaaaare! My aaaarm keeps faaaalling off!"

The Health Care Forum will begin at 6:30PM but the Congresswoman's office is asking people to get there early to procure a seat as they are expecting a large turnout - as have most of the other Healthe Care Forums that have been held across the country.

If you have any questions you can reach Congresswoman Schakowsky's office in Chicago at (773) 506-7100 or in Evanston at (847) 328-3409 or visit her online

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